I have just acquired two new books: The Cello Suites by Eric Siblin, and The Spirit of Silence by John Lane. One is about sound and one is about the absence of sound. The cello is my favourite instrument.
This morning, most unusually for me I woke at 5.30. Even more unusually for me, I got up. The sun was shining and I made a cuppa and took it down to the shore and found, in the perfect silence, this beautiful scene - the thrift in flower, apparently growing out of the rocks.
I came home and put on Paul Tortelier playing the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello - what a start to the day.